An Interview With Toby Davidson: Four Oceans

Four Oceans, Toby Davidson’s second collection, confirms his reputation as one of the most expansive and radical voices in the emerging generation of Australian poets. It moves from Western to Eastern Australia and overseas through finely-wrought long sequences and experiments in form which bear stark witness to the present moment and ask us how we got here.

You can read some poems from Four Oceans here

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Toby Davidson is a senior lecturer in Australian literature at Macquarie University. He is the editor of Francis Webb’s Collected Poems (UWA Publishing, 2011) and author of two scholarly studies, Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry and Good for the Soul: John Curtin’s Life with Poetry. His first collection Beast Language (Five Islands Press, 2012) has been anthologised in Contemporary Australian PoetryThe Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry Best Australian Poems. His most recent book is Four Oceans (Puncher & Wattmann, 2020).